Puerto Rico: ‘Why did help take nine days to arrive?’

Supplies of food and water reach an old people’s home that lost power when a hurricane hit Puerto Rico. The BBC joined the US Coast Guard as they tried to get help to rural areas beyond the capital San Juan. Video by John Landy and Olivia Lace-Evans. Puerto Rico: ‘Why did help take nine days […]

Las Vegas shooting: At least 58 dead at Mandalay Bay Hotel

Media captionHow the horror unfolded – in two minutes At least 58 people have been killed and hundreds injured in a mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert. A gunman, named as 64-year-old Nevada resident Stephen Paddock, opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel towards an open-air music festival attended by […]

Las Vegas shooting: Gunman Stephen Paddock kills 50 people

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hundreds of concert-goers fled the scene or ducked for cover amid heavy gunfire At least 50 people have been killed and another 406 taken to hospital after a mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert. A gunman, named as 64-year-old local resident Stephen Paddock, opened fire from the 32nd […]

Body clock scientists win Nobel Prize

Image copyright Getty Images Three scientists who unravelled how our bodies tell time have won the 2017 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine. The body clock – or circadian rhythm – is the reason we want to sleep at night, but it also drives huge changes in behaviour and body function. The US scientists Jeffrey […]

Las Vegas: Mass casualties in Mandalay Bay shooting

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hundreds of concert-goers fled the scene as automatic gunfire rang out At least two people have been killed and 24 others wounded in a mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert. A gunman opened fire at an open-air country music festival at the Mandalay Bay Hotel on the city’s […]

Trump to Tillerson: N Korea negotiations a waste of time

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The US president and his North Korean counterpart (R) are at loggerheads over Pyongyang’s nuclear programme US President Donald Trump has told his secretary of state that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with North Korea over its nuclear programme. “Save your energy Rex, we’ll do what has […]

OJ Simpson released on parole from Nevada jail

Image copyright Nevada department of corrections Image caption The Nevada Department of Corrections shared this image of OJ Simpson being released The former American football star and actor OJ Simpson has been released on parole after nine years in a Nevada jail. He had been serving time for armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon […]

Edmonton: Five injured in Canada ‘terror’ incidents

Image copyright BOGDAN BABOS Image caption Several locations in the Canadian city were cordoned off by police during the manhunt Canadian police have confirmed they are investigating possible acts of terrorism after multiple incidents in Edmonton, Alberta, on Saturday night. They said a police officer controlling traffic at a Canadian Football League game was struck […]

Marilyn Manson crushed by prop on stage in New York

Media captionEyewitness Anthony Biscardi recalls the moment a prop collapsed on US rockstar Manson Rock star Marilyn Manson was injured during a concert in New York when a large prop fell on him on stage. The prop – apparently two large guns held together with metal scaffolding – fell as he was performing at the […]

Puerto Rico: Trump lashes out at San Juan mayor over Maria response

Media caption Mayor Cruz gave a news conference on Friday: “Mayday, we are in trouble” Donald Trump has lashed out at Puerto Rico politicians over their criticism of US relief efforts on the island following Hurricane Maria. The category four hurricane a week ago killed 16 people on the island and left millions in need […]